Earth Hour is a much anticipated event in our household. We like candles! Though the lack of tv did begin to sting by minute 57.
We walked up the hill a little way, to a spot where we have a good view of the city. The lights were dimmer than usual; many of the offices had left their lights off for the weekend. It was exciting waiting for the lights of Story Bridge to be switched off, but all three kids weren't watching when it actually happened. Josh was disappointed that there were no fireworks. We strolled home and ate cheesecake by candlelight on the patio, watching bats and debating which planet is hottest.
It was lovely, without the constant noise of the television impeding every conversation, though I doubt our willing volunteers would be so amenable if we did it too often. So very different to my own childhood, which was without television until I was 11.
* The gorgeous wall sconce is from Dusk.